Amanda Marcotte calls her preborn baby “brainless” and “lentil-sized”

From pro-abortion activist AMANDA MARCOTTE on her abortion:

“Given the choice between living my life how I please and having my body within my control and the fate of a lentil-sized, brainless embryo that has half a chance of dying on its own anyway, I choose me.”

AMANDA MARCOTTE “The Real Debate Isn’t About “Life” But About What We Expect Of WomenRaw Story 14 MAR 2014

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I was told my baby was a blob of flesh

Karen, who had an abortion:

“I was told that my baby was not really a live baby, but that it was only a blob of flesh, and since it really wasn’t alive, I wouldn’t be killing anything. Later, when I saw the sonogram of my second living child, I saw that he was VERY ALIVE . . . and the guilt overwhelmed me.”

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OF 3,348 WOMEN INJURED BY ABORTION AND THE JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS FOR AFFIRMANCE
WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, et al., Petitioners, v. JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, et al., Respondents.

 

Sonogram of baby in first trimester, when most abortions are done

Sonogram of baby in first trimester,

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Doctor’s considered abortion a “shameful practice”

Reporter Lauren Evans writes:

Even after abortions became legal, doctors shirked from the job, not wanting to wrap themselves up in what was largely considered a shameful practice.

Evans quotes Shauna Heckert, the Feminist Women’s Health Center abortion clinic’s executive director:

“This was not a situation where all of a sudden abortion became legal and all of a sudden a million doctors went, ‘Oh, I’m going to provide abortions,’

Abortion has always been stigmatized in the medical community.

Lauren Evans “For women, by women: Much has changed and much has stayed the same since the Feminist Women’s Health Center started 30 years agoNews Review  09.15.05.

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Abortion clinic counselor was uninformed

From a woman who counseled women in an abortion clinic:

It was redundant and boring repeating the same information about what the procedure entails and how to take care of yourself after, filling out the same paperwork over and over. It was depressing when someone slipped through my fingers who seemed to require a kind of help I didn’t know how to or was unable to give. Mostly this was due to time constraints and the once-and-fast nature of the kind of counseling I was doing. Sometimes it was because I simply didn’t have the backbone of knowledge to readily provide resources for housing, financial aid or long-term emotional counseling, ect…

Infertile Abortion Counselor  Babies or Not MAY 01, 2006

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Doctor sees living preborn child from ectopic pregnancy

Dr. Paul Rockwell of New York described a two month old fetus who was aborted due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy:

“The tiny human was perfectly developed, with long tapering fingers, feet, and toes. It was almost transparent, as regards the skin, and the delicate arteries and veins were prominent to the ends of the fingers. The baby was extremely alive and swam about the sac approximately one time per second, with a natural swimmer’s stroke… When the sac was opened, the tiny human immediately lost its life.”

Cited in “Pro-Life News” Right to Life Newsletter, NSW Vol. 2, no. 14, October 1980

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Abortionist complains about pro-life movement

Dr. John Parsons, in an interview from Kings College Hospital, London, The Universe, Sunday, March 2, 1997:

“The pro-life movement is having a negative impact on abortion. Sometimes women change their minds on the operating table and then we lose money! We have to run a cost-effective termination service. We have abortion on request now. It’s what I believe and what I practice. A woman has a right to abort – whether it’s to go on a skiing holiday or whether the fetus is disabled.”

Richard and Rhonda White Confronting Abortion Distortions (Xulon Press, 2013) 62

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Abortion was the worst choice of my life

C. B. wrote about her abortion:

“Everything was very rushed, cold and impersonal. It was more a matter of sign here and go sit down and wait until we call your name. Nothing whatsoever was mentioned about any consequences, physical, mental or emotional. . . . It was absolutely the very worst ‘choice’ I have ever made in my 55 years of life.”

AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OF 3,348 WOMEN INJURED BY ABORTION AND THE JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS FOR AFFIRMANCE
WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH, et al., Petitioners, v. JOHN HELLERSTEDT, M.D., COMMISSIONER, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES, et al., Respondents.

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Abortion has not decreased the number of women living in poverty

Thomas W Strahan writes about how the number of families headed by women that are in living in poverty has only increased since abortion was legalized:

“This increased feminization of poverty coincides remarkably closely to the period of increasingly legalized abortion. Arguments have been made that the availability of abortion should help avoid this trend, because job loss due to childbirth would be avoided, as would the burdens of childcare which so clearly contribute to povertization. The fact that the pattern has worsened precisely during the period when there was an upsurge in abortions suggests that, at the very least, abortion has been an inadequate solution to this poverty trend.”

Thomas W Strahan “Abortion in the Feminization of Poverty” in Rachael McNair and Stephen Zunes, eds. Consistently Opposing Killing (Bloomington, Indiana: Author’s Choice Press, 2008, 2011) 48

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Post-abortive woman says Abortionist was cold

Victoria Koloff tells her abortion story:

“I was in a state of shock. I felt like I was having an out of body experience. Like I was viewing a horror movie and I was the star. As I walked down the hallway, I felt a strong urge to turn around and run. I wanted to scream, “No! I changed my mind!” I heard the words in my head, even in my heart! But the words wouldn’t come. I couldn’t breathe, let alone speak. I was terrified that if I told them I wanted out of there, they’d get mad at me!…

I remember how cold the doctor’s hands were. His attitude was even colder. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I meant nothing to him. I was only a means to his livelihood.”

Victoria Koloff They Lied to Us (Worldcomm: 2011) 13

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Teenager endures forced abortion by Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Cheryl Sullenger wrote a book about Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic. She tells the story of Davida Clark, an African American teen who came to Gosnell for an abortion

“She remembered… the receptionist that seemed only to care about taking money. As her name was called and she was moved into the abortion room, she said she saw drugged women who looked “half–dead” languishing about the clinic. She noticed there was blood all over the chairs and on the floor.

“But I just kept going,” she said.

Davida was hooked up to an IV and her midsection strapped with a fetal heart monitor. That’s when she saw Gosnell for the first time. But by then Davida had had enough. She told Gosnell that she had changed her mind, but Gosnell would have none of that.

Davida recalled, “He’s like, “Stop being a little baby,” and he’s pounding on my legs. “Stop being a little baby! Stop being a little baby!” And now, I’m outnumbered. All these women came in and I’m like tied to the bed, and the next thing I know, I was out of it.”

When she came to, Davida was groggy from the drugs, but she knew she wasn’t pregnant anymore. She began to repeatedly sob, “I want my baby!” But the women who worked in the clinic simply ignored her.

Today, Davida is unable to bear any more children and thinks with grief of the baby she should have had, but didn’t.”

Cheryl Sullenger The Trial of Kermit Gosnell (World Ahead Press, 2017) 38

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